Parrot and Rapid Imaging: Augmented Reality for the ANAFI Platform

Parrot and Rapid Imaging: Augmented Reality for the ANAFI Platform

Parrot and Rapid ImagingParrot and Rapid Imaging brings AR situational consciousness to skilled drone customers

Advanced geospatial augmented actuality overlays now suitable with ANAFI platform drones

Parrot, the main European drone group, introduced as we speak its partnership with Rapid Imaging – a know-how supplier delivering geospatial augmented actuality (AR) and situational consciousness options to authorities and enterprise customers.

The new partnership “pairs Parrot ANAFI USA, ANAFI platform drones, and the FreeFly SDK with Rapid Imaging’s SmartCam3D® SDK, the industry-leading geospatial Augmented Reality and situational consciousness platform for Unmanned Aircraft Systems,” says an organization press launch.

Augmented reality functionality helps present drone operators with further situational consciousness.  “SmartCam3D® overlays useful geospatial knowledge reminiscent of Street Vectors, Road Names, Points of Interest, Polygons, and different pertinent map entities onto real-time, full-motion-video (FMV) supplied by the ANAFI USA’s highly effective 4K HDR video, 32x zoom, and dwell video streaming capabilities – offering mission personnel with superior situational consciousness as they carry out vital drone operations,” says the discharge. “SmartCam3D® additionally permits end-users to work together with dwell drone video in the identical methods they might a map show, reminiscent of dropping a pin to mark a location or geocoding a variety from the real-time video stream. These highly effective situational consciousness capabilities current alternatives throughout quite a lot of mission-sets starting from Airborne Law Enforcement, Insurance, and Industrial Inspections, to pure catastrophe response, Real Estate, and search and rescue operations.”

The Parrot and Rapid Imaging partnership supplies ANAFI customers with even higher performance.

“Leveraging Parrot ANAFI USA’s exact GPS coordinates and superior flight options, SmartCam3D® supplies first responders and navy personnel with up-to-date geospatial AR overlays on dwell video, combining the advantages of each a 2D map show and a Full-Motion-Video show right into a single working image.” stated Jerome Bouvard, Parrot Director of Strategic Partnerships. “This new partnership will present easy-to-comprehend knowledge to higher help first responders into making fast and correct selections throughout high-stress missions.”

All knowledge captured via SmartCam3D® throughout delicate missions is safe, as Parrot drone customers should opt-in to share flight knowledge with Parrot’s safe to retailer footage. Parrot ANAFI USA additionally options Secure Digital (SD) card encryption, which ensures full safety of pictures and movies if the drone or the SD card is misplaced.

“The Parrot ANAFI USA has been an incredible platform to work with – as a developer with an extended historical past of offering geospatial situational consciousness applied sciences to navy end-users, platform metadata reported from the UAV is vital to mission success,” stated David Geisler, CEO of Rapid Imaging. “The crew at Parrot does it proper, making certain high-quality, synchronous metadata from the ANAFI and making certain correct geospatial info and overlays for end-users.”

The SmartCam3D® SDK is accessible for Android, iOS, Linux, and Windows techniques to be used with ANAFI and ANAFI USA platform drones.

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